Romania To Buy F-16 Block 15 MLU Aircrafts Worth $457 Million

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Romania To Buy F-16 Block 15 MLU Aircrafts Worth $457 Million

Romania requests a sale of weapons, equipment, and support for 12 F-16 MLU Block 15 for an estimated cost of $457 million.  

The proposed sale includes 13 Embedded Global Positioning Systems/Inertial Navigation Systems (EGPS/INS) with GPS Security Devices, Airborne * 3 AN/ALQ-131 Electronic Countermeasure Pods, 30 AIM-120C Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), 5 AIM-120C Captive Air Training Missiles (CATMs), 60 AIM-9M Sidewinder Missiles, 4 AIM-9M CATMs, 48 LAU-129 Launchers, 10 GBU-12 Enhanced Guided Bomb Units, 18 AGM-65H/KB Maverick Missiles, 4 AGM-65 CATMs, 15 Multifunctional Information Distribution System/Low Volume Terminals and 2 Multifunctional Information Distribution System Ground Support Systems.

Also included are spare and repair parts, support equipment, tanker support, ferry services, repair and return services, software development/integration, test and equipment, supply support, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S. Government and contractor technical services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. 

The proposed sale will support the Romanian Air Force's (RoAF) efforts to equip and utilize the 12 F-16 aircraft it is procuring from Portugal.

These aircraft will provide the RoAF with a fleet of modernized multi-role combat aircraft. This proposed sale of weapons, equipment, and follow-on F-16 support will enable Romania to support both its own air defense needs and coalition operations. The RoAF will have no difficultly absorbing these systems into its armed forces.

The principal contractors will be Elbit Systems, Pratt and Whitney, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.

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